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NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEOS DEBUNK ACCUSED NAZI WAR CRIMINAL CLAIMS OF ILL HEALTH

May 1, 2009  

BREAKING NEWS: SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE PROVES ACCUSED NAZI WAR CRIMINAL  DEMJANJUK FIT FOR DEPORTATION

The Simon Wiesenthal Center lauded today’s ruling by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the U.S. Justice Department to deport alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk to Germany to stand trial on 29,000 counts of complicity in the murder of Jews at the Sobibor death camp during WWII.

“The Simon Wiesenthal Center is pleased by this development and we hope that the compelling surveillance footage  released by the U.S. government (http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=lsKWLbPJLnF&b=4441467&ct=6957969) that confirms that Demjanjuk is physically and intellectually capable of being removed to Germany will lead to his immediate deportation for what will likely be the last trial of a Nazi war criminal in Germany,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Center.

For more information, please contact the Center's Public Relations Department, 310-553-9036.


April 28, 2009

NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEOS DEBUNK ACCUSED NAZI WAR  CRIMINAL CLAIMS OF ILL HEALTH

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is urging the United States to immediately deport Ohio resident, John Demjanjuk, to Germany to stand trial for his complicity in the murder of 29,000 Jews at the Sobibor death camp during WWII. Earlier this month Demjanjuk was given a last minute reprieve due to claims that he was too ill to travel. 

A Munich court has issued an arrest warrant for this man, who stands accused of aiding and abetting the murder of at least 29,000 Jewish civilians at the Sobibor Death Camp in Nazi- occupied Poland during World War II. Approximately 250,000 Jews from throughout Nazi-occupied Europe were killed there. Are we sure Demjanjuk was at Sobibor? Well, 11 years after exercising all of the legal rights, the chief judge of the Federal District Court in Cleveland found that the US Department of Justice proved that Demjanjuk "contributed to the process by which thousands of Jews were murdered by asphyxiation with carbon monoxide" in the gas chambers at Sobibor. And while the Israeli Supreme Court ordered his release when doubt was raised whether he was Treblinka's "Ivan The Terrible", there has never been any doubt this man abetted genocide at Sobibor. Prosecutors have presented captured SS documents found in archives in 4 different countries, including Germany. That paper trail was confirmed by the postwar testimony of another Ukrainian guard who served with him at both Sobibor and later Flossenbuerg. In the US proceedings, the Department of Justice's Office of Special Investigation on Nazi War Crimes(OSI) proved everything under a standard of proof that, according to the US Supreme Court, is "substantially identical" to the "beyond-a-reasonable-doubt standard" that applies in criminal cases.On April 28, 2009 Simon Wiesenthal Center dean and associate dean Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper called on the 6th circuit federal court to order the immediate deportation of John Demjanjuk to Germany to stand trial.

For more information, please contact the Center's Public Relations Department, 310-553-9036.